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The Risks of Not Having Good Website Terms and Conditions

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Many individuals and small business owners are finding success building their website on the Internet. After all, it’s relatively easy to set up an Internet website. Unfortunately, one thing that some website owners are forgetting is that the proper legal documents need to be in place to successfully run a website online and to comply with […]

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A Good Website Privacy Policy Can Save Your Business

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

A Professionally Drafted Privacy Policy Can Save Your Business – Just Ask Game Stop For a business website, your privacy policy may not be the first thing that you think of when it comes to content. You need videos, images, sales copy, blogs, and the like. That type of content brings in leads, creates customers, […]

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Does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Affect Your Website? How You Can Comply & Avoid Fines

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

What is the General Data Protection Regulation? The General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR) is the most important change in Internet privacy laws in over 20 years. It contains 250 pages of tough privacy laws and regulations that will affect many business and website owners worldwide. In this article, we’ll break down what the General Data […]

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Student Privacy Laws

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Complying With Student Privacy Laws Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) FERPA is a federal statute that protects the privacy of student educational records. The law does not apply to all schools, only schools that receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education. Almost all public and most private schools receive federal funds. And […]

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7 Ways Your Website’s Privacy Policy Can Put You at Risk

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

        Summary Promising Not to Sell Your Customers’ Personal Information Guaranteeing Your Users’ Personal Information Will Be Secure Making Exaggerated and Misleading Statements in Your Privacy Policy Inadvertently Collecting Information From Children Changing Your Privacy Policy and Not Getting Consent From Users Not Posting Your Privacy Policy Correctly to Comply With the […]

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Understanding the Privacy Policy of Your Website

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Website privacy policies with the correct disclosures are required by U.S., UK, EU, Canadian, Australian law, and the laws of other countries. In addition to complying with global privacy laws you are required by Google, Facebook, and other companies to have a privacy policy with specific disclosures posted on your website and mobile app. Almost […]

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Do I Need a Privacy Policy for My Mobile App?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Yes, a mobile app privacy policy is required by law. A mobile app that collects information from its user is not only required by U.S. and global privacy laws to have a privacy policy, but is also required to comply with the terms of service from companies like Google, the App Store, Facebook, and Google […]

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California Asks the Public to Help Enforce Its $2,500 Privacy Policy Ticket

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

California’s website privacy law gets unusual enforcement tool In a very unusual action and an effort to increase enforcement of privacy laws, the California Attorney General released an online form that California residents can use to notify the Attorney General’s Office of website and mobile app owners who are violating the California Online Privacy Protection […]

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Are a Website’s Terms and Conditions Legally Binding If Not Agreed To?

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

The short answers are no, yes, and it depends. How your website terms and conditions are displayed, written, and agreed upon is crucial to their enforceability. A website’s terms and conditions (T&C) are a contract between a web business and its users and customers. It should be noted that terms and conditions are also called […]

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Website Privacy Policy Requirements – a 10-Point Checklist

By James Chiodo, Certified Information Privacy Professional CIPP/US

Does your privacy policy protect you and comply with the law? Here is a 10-point checklist to find out if your privacy policy is protecting you, is compliant with global privacy laws, and is complying with the terms of service from companies like Google and Facebook. Does your privacy policy…. 1. Disclose what type of […]

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